aerobic versus anaerobic
Training

Aerobic Exercise versus Anaerobic Exercise

There is a distinctive difference between aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise because depending on which one you do, your body utilizes one fuel (fat) or another (sugar). And this is especially important when you create a training plan to support your fitness goals. The distinction lies in oxygen consumption and how you utilize it to fuel your body when exercising and

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Basic Calisthenics Unlocks Elements
Training

Can Basic Calisthenics Unlock Elements Without Dedicated Skill Training?

There was a time, and especially at the beginning of my calisthenics journey, when all I cared about was obtaining my first muscle-ups, levers, walk freely in my hands, do one-arm pull-ups, and build more muscles than the majority could by lifting weights inside of a gym. These were my calisthenics goals back then. Now, because I am more matured

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Recovery

How To Overcome Plateaus in Calisthenics Training

The plateaus reached in your calisthenics training usually arise if you stood too attached to one or two training styles only for an extended period. If you got stuck in your workout routine for too long, then you should see these barriers as milestones to overcome, indicating that your routine has to change from the ground. Bringing in variety is

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Ripped with Calisthenics Training
Muscle Building

Getting Ripped with Calisthenics. Progressive Overload or Volume?

It shouldn’t be a mystery anymore whether calisthenics can get you ripped and extremely strong. The world is full of bodyweight athletes who proved you can grow an extremely muscular body. Thus, the only question left is about the pathway. Because I successfully developed a ripped body with calisthenics and packed at least 20 pounds of beef over the past

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ways to burn body fat
Top Articles

The Right Way to Burn Stubborn Fat: 3 Simple Steps

As you most definitely know, body fat has mass and it is measured in kilograms. Even though you hear the term “burning fat” everywhere, few people actually understand what happens to the fat we are trying to get rid of. Studies show that, through pretty complicated biochemistry, we exhale it as invisible gas in a proportion of 84% and eliminate

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Pull-Ups Strength Benchmark
Training

20 Pull-Ups Strength Benchmark

I came to realize after all these years training bodyweight that one’s ability to do 20 pull-ups in a row stands for impressive upper body strength and endurance. At first sight, there is nothing unusual in doing 20 perfect pull-ups except that only a handful of people can. The amount of work and time to achieve this strength benchmark for

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Keep Muscles and Burn Body Fat
Muscle Building

How to Cut Stored Fats and Keep Muscle Mass

Gaining lean mass is the hardest achievement in bodybuilding regardless if you are doing bodyweight fitness or weight-lifting. That is why people often choose to bulk-up and go through a cutting phase after. Except that very few actually know how to get jacked afterward. Having a big size and great strength is incredible. Still, nothing looks more impressive and performs

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how to do muscle-ups
Top Articles

How I Got My First Muscle-Ups with Basic Calisthenics Training

Muscle-ups are damn cool and because of their complexity too, they inspire people to start bodyweight training as it happened to me. Even though I intended on doing calisthenics mostly for physical fitness and getting muscular, doing muscle-ups was also one of my greatest aspirations. A long time ago [when I was a beginner] I saw some guys doing muscle-ups

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handstand pushups for shoulders
Muscle Building

How to Grow Big and Strong Shoulders with Handstand Pushups

Generally speaking, in calisthenics, only a handful of compound exercises are truly effective for growing shoulders and those are definitely the handstand pushups. The majority of bodyweight exercises generate low resistance and tension and because of that, they are most effective for muscular endurance. The best example of light exercises would be pushups. They are easier than pull-ups or handstand

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results with calisthenics
Training

How Much Time is Required to Have Results with Calisthenics

Establishing big and ambitious goals in calisthenics is great but reality beats our expectations, unfortunately. You can build a great body with calisthenics but it requires some time to get those great results. If I compare the results made with calisthenics and weight lifting, then I think most of the guys who lift have little to no results. Hence I cannot

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Muscle Building

Benefits of The Full Body Workout. HIIT, Sprints and Calisthenics Circuits

There is so much to benefit from doing full-body workouts with regularity. A full-body workout routine is a combination of all the functional movements based on real-world situational biomechanics. Functional movements usually involve gross motor movement involving the core musculature, which refers to the muscles of the abdomen and spine, such as segmental stabilizers. Calisthenics or bodyweight training relies on

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Fit with Hiking
Lifestyle

Fit with Hiking. These Are The Benefits and How To Do It

Hiking is one of the best exercises to keep fit, healthy and to enhance overall athleticism. It is physically demanding on a higher elevation and it releases stress too because of the exchange of energy between nature and us. Hiking or running on trails speeds up the metabolism, increases stamina and strengthens the tendons and ligaments. A fast metabolism helps

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Exercises to Grow Back and Biceps
Muscle Building

5 Calisthenics Exercises to Grow Back and Biceps

In the calisthenics realm, pull-ups are the best exercises to grow back and biceps muscles! They develop an iron forged upper body, be it in the application of new calisthenics like Street Workout or old calisthenics, meaning basic high rep training. Both of these styles require you to work with pullups religiously if growing impressive back and biceps is what

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Jump Rope for Fat Loss
Training

Jump Rope to Target Fat Loss. How To Effectively Burn Calories Using It

Jump rope can be effectively used as an alternative to target fat loss. It has been a part of my arsenal since I started bodyweight training which also includes the jump rope and running. I think it is a great piece of equipment -cheap and useful to any practitioner, regardless of their fitness level or weight. Rope-jumping activates the cardiovascular

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Pullups for Muscle Gain
Training

How To Do More Pull-Ups in a Workout for Muscle Gain

Pull-ups are the most powerful tools for building strong arms, size, and a sculpted V-taper back. Almost all professional athletes utilize pull-ups in their training to increase the inherent strength, even bodybuilders, whereas calisthenics athletes overdo pull-ups for other purposes too. I am no different. If I take a look at my calisthenics training throughout the past years, I think

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Grow Muscles with Calisthenics
Muscle Building

Hypertrophy Training With Calisthenics. How To Do It?

Hypertrophy is the process that involves an increase in size of the skeletal muscle. It is a reaction triggered primarily by certain types of workouts that stimulate the muscle cells to increase in volume. This process occurs over a long period and only if followed by a proper diet and rest. Is it possible to grow muscles with calisthenics? It

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outdoor calisthenics training
Lifestyle

The Importance and Impact of Outdoor Calisthenics Training

Doing outdoor calisthenics training brings numerous advantages as I discovered over the past years. Looking back at my past training history, I find that almost all workouts were done outdoors. Whether it was freezing or extremely hot, raining, or snowing, you could find me training somewhere outside and, on many occasions, in weird places or unequipped parks. All these experiences

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high volume calisthenics training
Muscle Building

Training with High Volume Calisthenics Workouts. Why and How?

High volume calisthenics is an old training mechanism used by classic bodyweight bodybuilders. Even the army does volume training. They utilize high-volume calisthenics for conditioning and strength purposes, but I also discovered how effective it could be in muscle growth too. But the results are related to the amount of work you put in over a long period of dedicated

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Muscle Building

5 Steps to Build Legs and Calves Muscular and Strong

These are the best practices and training methods that help you build legs and calves extremely muscular and powerful. We are all familiar with classic chicken leg syndrome: massive and well developed upper body supported by toothpick legs that looks neither aesthetic nor athletic. Unfortunately, this is a state exhibited by a lot of Street Workout enthusiastic and hardcore gym rats.

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convict conditioning bix six
Training

How to Train with Convict Conditioning. Breaking Through The Confusion!

Convict Conditioning is unquestionably one of the best selling books out there about calisthenics. Newcomers into bodyweight fitness start utilizing it and its BIG 6 system with the promise of real growth. I admit that the book is well written, organized, and polished, so many get inspired by the convict Paul Wade and his tale. While so many consistently train

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training journal
Training

Creating a Calisthenics Workout Plan from Scratch

Creating a calisthenics workout plan from scratch is crucial to any starter in bodyweight training. It’s time-consuming, and if you don’t have the proper knowledge and experience, it can lead to failure. And you can’t build a workout plan without grasping a training journal. Most people find this habit irritating, but you need to track your workouts on the agenda.

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Best Places to Do Bodyweight Training
Training

The Best Places for Bodyweight Training

I have a throwback from the beginning of my outdoor bodyweight training, where I remember that I had no money to pay for a gym membership, so that’s how I ended up doing calisthenics throughout the city. I didn’t know back then that I was going to fall in love with this sport, nevertheless, to promote its benefits at such

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What is your current fitness level? What are you looking for in your journey to get fitter than ever and what do you think could help you get in the best shape of your life?